It’s the second-annual Midwest Meeting of the Minds  Conference, and this year we’re adding several important elements to our fun in addition to the existing three annual giving and sponsor tracks we featured in 2018.

There will be additional program sessions this year for independent schools (K-12).  We’ve scheduled our conference dates in partnership with the Chicago Area Independent School Development Summer Camp one-day conference at the Latin School of Chicago on Wednesday, August 14th.  Independent schools (K-12) around the Midwest are invited to come to Chicago and attend one or both of these conferences  back-to-back in the same week.  We’ll even give you a special discount to attend the Meeting of the Minds!

There will also be a number of advancement services-related sessions, curated by CASE author and advancement services guru John Taylor.



Mark your calendar for Thursday and Friday, August 15-16 at the DePaul Center in downtown Chicago.   Last year, we had  more than 60 institutions represented from 19 states and two countries.

This year’s Meeting of the Minds will be just before the weekend of the Chicago Air Show, so come for some high-flying advancement ideas and strategies, and stay for the high-flying air show!

Dress code for the conference is business casual.